Museum Pass

To borrow a museum pass:

  • Museum passes are available to Connecticut residents age 18 and older, who have library cards in good standing at Norwalk Public Library.
  • Passes are available at adult circulation desks on a walk-in basis only. 
  • Checkout is limited to one (1) per household. Passes cannot be reserved or renewed. At six (6) days overdue, borrowers will be charged the FULL replacement cost of the museum pass.
  • The charge varies from $75 to $500 depending on which museum pass was borrowed.
  • Museum passes must be returned to the circulation desk of the library from which they were borrowed.
  • Returning them any place other than the circulation desk will result in a $5.00 fee.
  • Returning museum passes late more than twice will result in losing the privilege of borrowing any pass for (6) months.
  • Due to the popularity and the limited availability of museum passes, patrons and all members of a single household are asked to wait two (2) business days before borrowing another museum pass.

Print Museum Pass Brochure

Museum Pass Agreement - this can be printed, filled out and brought to the library when picking up a pass.

These passes are available at the SoNo Branch Library: 
Stay tuned for more to come!

Beardsley zoo

Beardsley Zoo 
1875 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport CT 06610

Hours: daily 9 am – 4 pm - Open Daily except Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year’s Day.
Admission: $10.00 per person up to six people. Limited to one family per day.

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CT Old stat house

Connecticut's Old State House
800 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103 

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Admission is free for up to 4 people of any age.
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No child left inside

Connecticut State Parks

(No Child Left Inside) initiative by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection.

Hours: Parks and Forests open daily from 8am to sunset.

Pass waives vehicle entrance fees and is valid for private passenger vehicles carrying fewer than 12 passengers.

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SHU Discovery

Discovery Museum and Planetarium
4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Monday through Thursday       10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday, Saturday and Sunday   10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Free admission for up to 4 Children with 1 paid adult admission. From a full-dome planetarium and telescopes to our Challenger Learning Center offering unique team-building experiences for corporations and grade-appropriate STEM education, enjoy over 100 exhibit areas and galleries featuring interactive, hands-on explorations of science, technology and ideas. Join us and rediscover the world around you.

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Earthplace - Nature Discovery Center 
10 Woodside Lane, 
PO Box 165 Westport, CT 06881 
Phone: 203-227-7253

Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 - 5 pm, Sunday 1 – 4 pm. 

Admits pass-holder and 3 guests entry into Natureplace, the Animal Hall, and the Native Plant Courtyard. 
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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex
One Intrepid Sq. 12th Ave. & 46th St. New York, NY 10036 
Hours: April 1 - Oct. 31 - Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm; Sat. & Sun. 10am - 6pm. Nov. 1 - Mar. 31 Daily 10am -5pm.

Admission to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and the Growler submarine pass now includes admission to the Space Shuttle Pavilion.

Free Admission for up to 6 people per day.
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Lockwood- Mathews Mansion Museum
299 West Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850

Hours: Museum Tours and Shop:
Wednesday - Sunday 12 pm-4 pm

Good for free admission for 1 adult.
50% off the purchase of 1 adult ticket.
Any additional tickets must be purchased at full price.

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Stamford Nature center

Stamford Museum and Nature Center
39 Scofield Road, 
Stamford, CT 06903 

Hours: Farm & Playground 9 am - 5 pm, Bendal Mansion M-Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 11 am - 5pm. 
Call for Gallery hours.

Admits 2 adults and 2 children (under 18) at no charge.
Free Parking
50% discount on admission to Family Festival Weekends
10% discount at our Museum Gift Shop

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Stepping Stone

Stepping Stones Museum for Children
Matthews Park, 303 West Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06850 

Hours: Tuesday: 1-5 pm, Wed - Sunday 10 am-5 pm Closed Mondays and Tuesday mornings for school and group tours.

Pass entitles holder to 1 free admission with each purchase of 1 admission at regular price. Maximum 3 free admissions per pass per day.

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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art 
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103 

Hours: Thursday - Sunday
12:00 - 5:00 pm

Free Admission for 2 adults; Youth ages 17 and under are admitted free of charge.

Daily public tours are included at no extra cost; however, the passes do not apply to films or special event ticketing. May not be combined with other discounts, group rate admission, or private group rates. 

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